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What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

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I’ve been thinking about what Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post means for trade associations? We’re just back from a great family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Take a Vacation From Email

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Pool and Barn/Gym at High Meadow Farm, Washington Depo, CT. The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depo, Connecticut. Last summer a client that I really respect apologized for not responding to an email message more quickly.

Spring Hill College Alumni Board and New Offices for the Verto Solutions Companies

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Verto Solutions and Verto Legal Solutions moved into brand new offices in Washington just two weeks ago. The Association Navigator Blog is back. It’s been nearly three months since my last post, but I’m back and I’m picking up the tempo.

Trade Association Advocacy and the Political Conventions

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Here’s the Washington Post story. Well it’s here, the two weeks every four years when the political parties hold their nominating conventions. In DC shorthand it’s referred to as “Cleveland” or “Philadelphia” as in “are you going to Cleveland?”.

Getting Started in Government Relations: Advice for Law Students

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The Washington, DC area is an exciting place to live and because the economy is so diverse there are lots of things that a lawyer can do that don’t involve government.

Advice for New Lawyers

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We were speaking as The Washington Pos t reported merger talks between Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders. The Washington, D.C. And by participating in the Washington program they’re growing their network.

Speaking to Alabama Law Students about the Association World

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The discussion is next week at the Washington offices of Hogan Lovells. Partner Mike House is the organizer of Alabama’s government relations program that brings students to Washington for a semester to work and study. courtesy of [link].

Verto Solutions, ASAE & the Association Management Advantage

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Verto Solutions , a Washington, D.C.-based Association management is in the spotlight again. ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership just published a special supplement to Associations Now that focuses on the advantages of association management.

An AweSOME Evening for Those in Need

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David is one of the first friends I made when I moved to Washington 23 years ago. SOME provides shelter, food, and medical care for those in need in Washington, D.C. , Congratulations to SOME, (So Others Might Eat), the D.C.

The Best Books for Association Executives

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Washington, D.C. It’s the time of year when booksellers tell us what books make good gifts for certain categories of readers. It made me wonder if there was a list of the best books for association executives? Somewhat surprisingly, I couldn’t find one.

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Catering and Innovation – Main Event

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There’s a fascinating feature in the current Washington Business Journal about gourmet catering and small business innovation.

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Marketing Resources for Associations and Small Businesses

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Washington Smart CEO has a guest column in the September issue by Lisa Dezzutti , CEO of Market Connections, Inc. Here are some good marketing resources for your association or professional services firm.

ASAE Rocks and Cowboy, is that a Big Screen!

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I’m just back from a few days in Dallas where I gave a speech at an amazing ASAE Annual Meeting and Exhibition. ASAE included all of the critical elements of a good meeting: fun networking events, good content, and excellent organization and logistics.

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Fooducation?

Association Navigator

This article reminded me of research done by Melissa Musiker, VP with APCO Worldwide in Washington, D.C. There’s a fascinating article on the last page of the recent Food Technology , the monthly magazine of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

McLean’s Most Generous Resident?

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Yesterday’s Washington Post column by Robert McCartney highlighted the charitable contributions of William E. Rubenstein’s charity is more high profile, like pledging to repair the Washington Monument. William Conway in Forbes. Conway, Jr. Bill Conway is Co-chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the DC private equity firm, the Carlyle Group. We hear quite a bit about Conway’s partner, David Rubenstein, who is currently on the cover of Forbes.

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

Ben Martin, CAE, of Online Community Results and I are helping them kick off the CMAD Washington, DC event. Beekeeper Group (1331 G Street NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20005) . The Laughing Man Tavern (1306 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Happy Fourth of July from Washington DC!

SocialFish

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Why Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post is great for associations

Vanguard Tech

This week’s announcement that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post is big news here in the nation’s capital. Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post shows there is a bright future for associations… if they heed the lessons and adapt.

Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia

Informz

We dispatched our product team to Washington, DC and Northern Virginia last week for the first stop on the “TDMD2 Roadshow.” The post Informz Roadshow Kicks Off in Washington, DC & Northern Virginia appeared first on Informz.

Youth Urged to March Beyond Washington

Associations Now

Thousands have converged on Washington, DC, over the past week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Civic Leadership and Organizing Conference , the only official youth-oriented program to be held as part of the March on Washington festivities.

Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger

Associations Now

Over the last year, the Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations have been operating together, though independently. The post Washington Hospitality Association Launches After Year-Long Merger appeared first on Associations Now

Governors to Washington: End the Gridlock

Associations Now

” The National Governors Association’s executive committee met with President Obama this week, and the group has a message for lawmakers in Washington: Partisan gridlock is preventing governors from doing more to help their states.

Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations Become One

Associations Now

To work more effectively on issues affecting their collective industries, the Washington Restaurant Association and Washington Lodging Association will merge later this year. The post Washington Restaurant and Lodging Associations Become One appeared first on Associations Now

Online Lenders Working to Find Advocacy Footing in Washington

Associations Now

In comments to The New York Times , Hoopes noted that the group planned “to create an association in Washington that represents online lenders that are consumer-friendly and that adhere to the highest possible standards of disclosure, transparency and fair pricing.”

GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington

Associations Now

While efforts to pass GMO labeling laws have failed in California and Washington state, fresh pushes are already underway in other states, including Colorado and Oregon. The post GMO Labeling Battle Gets Fresh Kick-Start in Washington appeared first on Associations Now

Four Become One: Fruit Associations Merge Operations in Washington

Associations Now

In an effort to consolidate operations and create a single voice for their industry, four associations joined forces and formed the Washington State Tree Fruit Association earlier this month. The Washington State Horticultural Association was more than 100 years old.

Washington in the Information Age

Beekeeper Group

The National Journal held a briefing yesterday on communications use and the state of the information landscape in Washington, DC. The presentation, entitled “Washington in the Information Age,” gave a comprehensive overview of media consumption in the District using data … Continue reading → Digital Tactics Congress Information National Journal Online News Social Media

Highly Contested GMO Labeling Measure Trails in Washington State

Associations Now

Closely watched after the ballot initiative racked up a huge number of campaign contributions on both sides of the issue, grocery and biotech groups are claiming victory against a Washington state effort to label genetically modified foods.

Join Us: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book Events in Washington, DC

Beth Kanter's Blog

Next week, KD Paine and I will be doing several public events in Washington, DC and online. Please join us! October 23, 2012 at 10 am PST/1:00 PM EST. Workshop: Washington, DC Foundation Center.

Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC in June #NCVS

Beth Kanter's Blog

Next month, I will be traveling to Washington, DC for the NCVS Conference and can’t wait. Get the Scoop at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC #NCVS guest post by Michelle Nunn.

Amid NSA Scandal, Tech Companies Get Closer to Washington

Associations Now

According to a report from The Hill , tech bigwigs such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple increased their spending on lobbying, as new trade groups like the Internet Association burnished their presences in Washington.

GMO Labeling: Washington Ballot Initiative Turns State Into Battleground

Associations Now

A closely watched ballot measure in Washington state, to be voted on next Tuesday, could have a big effect on the foods you buy—whether directly or indirectly. A recent poll showed that a plurality of Washington voters support the measure but that the gap is narrowing.

Look Out Washington! SLA 2009 Is Nearly Here. - Typepad

Executive Connections

Look Out Washington!   Our registration numbers are already considerably higher than the last few years, and we know that Washington, D.C.,   Our location in Washington also provides some very special venues. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Look Out Washington! Executive Connections. « Whats New? Main. | SLA in the WSJ! » 02 June 2009. SLA 2009 Is Nearly Here.

The Big Picture: The newest Acronym in Washington

The Big Picture

The newest Acronym in Washington. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The newest Acronym in Washington : Comments. The Big Picture. A big-picture view of issues and trends affecting associations - in Mississippi and nationally. Shawn on Facebook. Shawn on Twitter. Shawn on Google+. Shawn on Pinterest. Shawn on LinkedIn. « Stamps to Become a Marketing Vehicle? Main. | Ask a Working Woman » June 21, 2006.

The Washington Post Ombudsman's Parting Suggestion? No More Anonymous Comments

Mizz Information

As a daily subscriber to the Washington Post , a former guest blogger. There's no reason the Washington Post--or any online forum, for that. for the Post, and a community manager, I was very interested in the number one suggestion outlined in Patrick Pexton's farewell column. Pexton was ombudsman for the Post for the past two years--a position. that, to me, has a lot in common with community manager. The thing he. cited as the number one complaint he received during his tenure as.

5 Cool Things Associations Are Doing at Meetings and Events

Aaron Wolowiec

In April, the Washington Restaurant Association outfitted its onsite staff with Google Glass to provide a live video feed of the event. This month’s guest blog post is by Samantha Whitehorne, deputy editor for Associations Now. Contact Whitehorne at swhitehorne@asaecenter.org.

Mizz Information: What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning.

Mizz Information

What Does a Washington Post Blogger Resigning Say About the State of Digital Publishing? While reading Sundays Washington Post , I came across the headline " The Post fails a young blogger." Mizz Information. Monday, April 23, 2012. This should be interesting, I thought, and read it. It was not only interesting but scarily familiar to me. The article describes how the Post blogger responsible for blogPost just resigned because of the no-win nature of her job.

Receives Direct Marketing Association of Washington Distinguished Achievement Award

Experts in Membership Marketing

The other night, Rick Whelan, President of MGI, received the DMAW Distinguished Achievement Award. Here is a link to the press release just in case you missed it: [link] Many of you know Rick at some level, either as a client, vendor, strategist. I've been fortunate enough to know him as this plus friend and mentor. He is by far one of the fairest individuals I've ever had the good fortune to meet and work with. I hope you all have the luck to work with him, or someone like him, someday.

Can you really motivate association staff?

SCD Group

jamienotter ASAE association professionals Association CEOs association executives Miami Dolphins SCD Group Washington NationalsJamie Notter posted a great piece this week on culture headlined Why Successful Companies Are Okay with People Leaving.

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Blockbuster week for newspapers: what it means for trade associations

SCD Group

Then, came the announcement that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos had purchased the Washington Post for $250 million. Here are four things I see: As emerging content providers, major publishers (such as the Washington Post) could become competitors to association content.